What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Malverne knee pain sufferers experience that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Malverne Health & Wellness hears our Malverne
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Malverne
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Malverne Health & Wellness
wonders “How bad can eating be for Malverne knee
Malverne OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Malverne knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are many Malverne knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world live
with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Malverne knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces the quality of daily life. (1) It is just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet permits moderate intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine
and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
as well as adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation in
addition to pain. An analysis of three studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of osteoarthritis decreased
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a
reduced risk of worsening knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who did not have
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with improved
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox®
Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner
with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient
was thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Malverne chiropractic visit with
Malverne Health & Wellness to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Malverne
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!